Alex is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team in Guernsey.*

Alex has been practising with Appleby in Guernsey since 2021, having previously worked at a leading international law firm in London since 2012.

Alex has a wide range of dispute resolution experience, focussing on commercial disputes, contentious insolvency matters and regulatory enforcement issues and proceedings. These matters have also included the obtaining of emergency injunctive relief, both on notice and ex parte, in Guernsey and abroad.

* admitted in England and Wales

Work Highlights

  • Acting for certain directors to defend claims in the region of USD 1 billion brought by the liquidators of a parent company based in Guernsey.
  • Acting for the defendant in Rusnano v CRGF, in connection with proceedings before the Royal Court and Court of Appeal of Guernsey to terminate a Limited Partnership.
  • Acting for a fiduciary services provider and individual directors in respect of enforcement proceedings brought by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, including on Appeal.
  • Advising the largest creditor within a liquidation in respect of funding the liquidators to pursue a multi-million dollar claim.
  • Advising a corporate services provider on a multi-jurisdictional employment related dispute, involving the obtaining of ex parte injunctive relief abroad.

Prior experience:

  • The preparation of an unfair prejudice petition in respect of a claim amounting to tens of millions of GBP.
  • Successfully intervening on behalf of a class of investors in a Privy Council case: Pearson (Appellant) v Primeo Fund (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) [2017] UKPC 19.
  • Representing an international bank on a liquidation committee in connection with the solvent liquidation of a Madoff-related feeder fund.
  • Acting for defendants in a claim brought by the Madoff Trustee involving claims of up to USD 1bn.
  • Acting for defendants in connection with fraud claims in the region of USD 1 billion arising out of matters in South-East Asia.
  • Acted in a successful challenge of an LCIA Award under s.68 of the Arbitration Act 1996: K and others v P and others [2019] EWHC 589 (comm).


Listed as a “Key lawyer” by Legal 500

Qualifications & Education

  • University of York – Philosophy and Politics (BA) – First Class Honours
  • College of Law – Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) – First Class Honours
  • College of Law – Legal Practice Course – Distinction
  • College of Law – Graduate Diploma in Law – Distinction

Memberships & Associations

Alex is a member of INSOL International, the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts, the Young Business Group in Guernsey, and Guernsey International Legal Association.

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